This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Bulgarian Muslims or "Pomaks" constitute a sizable minority, comprising
2 to 3 percent of the population. Bulgarian Muslims are a distinct
group of Slavic descent whose ancestors converted from orthodox
Christianity to Islam. Most are Muslim, although a number have become
atheists or converted to Christianity.
Reports continued that some Muslim religious figures refused to perform
burial services for Muslims with Slavic names, a practice which some
observers saw as an encroachment on religious freedom.
There were a series of acts of vandalism directed at Jewish